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REA calls for Chancellor attendance at energy Ministerial

The Chanchellor should attend the Clean Energy Ministerial, the Renewable Energy Association has said.

REA chief executive Gaynor Hartnell says, The Treasury has been marginalising renewable energy, but evidence in the UK and from around the world shows renewable energy should be at the heart of Government’s growth strategy.

“We recommend the Chancellor attends the Clean Energy Ministerial. The potential for renewable energy to stimulate much needed growth and employment is understood by the major economies attending this important event today.

“The UK should be taking this major economic opportunity every bit as seriously.”

The start of the Clean Energy Ministerial comes as the Renewable Energy Association’s (REA) major new report Renewable Energy: Made in Britain, launched yesterday with energy minister Greg Barker, shows that the UK renewables sector grew an average of 11 per cent from 2009-10, with even greater growth achieved in some technologies.